“In Wonderland” closing soon, wish it could live at LACMA permanently

Visual arts

So late in the day, but better late than never, may I praise the woman-art show at LACMA, “In Wonderland: Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.” It runs at LACMA’s Resnick Pavilion through May 6. Art goddess Frida Kahlo’s duel-nature psychological self-portrait, “The Two Fridas,” reigns over the exhibit. Don’t miss it; go. You’ll enjoy being a girl.

  • Sylvia Fein, “Lady with Her Baby,” 1947, egg tempera on masonite
    © Sylvia Fein, Photo courtesy of the Chazen Museum of Art, by Eric Tadsen
  • Leonora Carrington, “Green Tea (La dam ovale),” 1942, oil on canvas
    © 2011 Estate of Leonora Carrington/Artists
  • Frida Kahlo, “The Two Fridas,” 1939, oil on canva, © 2011 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo courtesy Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
  • Francesca Woodman, “House #3” Photographs by Francesca Woodman courtesy of the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
  • Dorothea Tanning, “Birthday,” 1942, oil on canvas © 2011 Dorothea Tanning Collection and Archive/Artist’s Rights Society (ARS) New York/ADAGP, Paris, Photo © The Philadelphia Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY
  • Frida Kahlo, “Portrait of Lucha Maria, A Girl from Tehuacan,” 1942, oil on masonite, Photo courtesy of Colección Pérez Simón
  • Muriel Streeter, “The Chess Queens,” 1944, oil on canvas. Photo © Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY

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